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Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Blue Dot Double India Pale AleBlue Dot Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

843 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 843
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 221
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available in kegs year-round; rotating release in bottles, dated by 'Season' and 'Year' ('Spring 2009', 'Winter 2010', etc.)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2005)
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Reviews by whatthehull:
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whatthehull

California

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted sept 10th 2011 (from notes)

Tulip

A - swampy brownish/orange, no head and a tiny bit of lacing

S - tons of citrus, lots of grains and wheat, so much malt, a slight yeast nose, flowers and spice

T - lots of orange and citrus, a bit of fresh cut grass, lots of woodsy type flavors, flowers, a tad sweet, some soil, some spices, citrus rind, grains, very wheaty, funky yeast and tons of malts

M - medium body, medium complexity, low acidity, medium balance and medium finish

D - fairly drinkable as far as double ipas go. Much more malt and a light but nice bitter hop. Lots of citrus and very nice bouquet.

Final thought - don't know the price. Thanks to my buddy Eric for this one. Not the best beer ever but it is nice and drinkable

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 07:59:57 | More by whatthehull
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22 oz bottle "Spring 2004" into pint glass.

Appearance 3.00 - Golden orange with a muddy green tint. Quite hazy. Present but not particularly voluminous head is egg shell white, fine, firm, and staying. Very fine-grain bubbles with moderate lacing. Looks a little murky honestly.

Smell 4.00 - Tropical aroma is immediate and forceful. Mainly rich ripe pineapple with some strawberry and papaya backing it up, and lingering dried apricot. Little to no yeast aromas, though an underlying subtle layer of grassy pale malt is detectable.

Taste 3.00 - Like the appearance, it's a little murky. The malt is grassy and hay-like and the hop bitterness is flat and persistent, its constant presence muting the ripe tropical fruit flavors which are present, and follow the nose, but fail to truly stand up. The pineapple and papaya is largely lost in the enduring bitterness, itself influenced by the damp straw of the malt. The main fruit character is lackluster white grapefruit.

Mouthfeel 3.75 - Very pleasant texture is smooth and creamy, with a really excellent effervescence. The hop acids dry the tongue and cheeks, clawing a bit at the enamel of the teeth. Proper for its style. Full round weight in the mouth, like whole milk, follows the hazy appearance.

Overall 3.25 - An enjoyable example of the style, but off the mark. The killer aroma promises a tropical banquet that never shows up to the party. Texture is pretty spot on and the appearance is fine, but overall the taste is a plain grapefruit bitterness and grassy malt notes - enjoyable but average.

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Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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